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To City Subtcribtrs: If you fail to get your Staf please telephone 7-3431 by 6:30 p. m. and a special carrier will deliver your paper. Bowi* Knife Star For Weather Report See Column at Bottom of This Page ND YEAR: VOL. 62 — NO. 227 !»•£ ef Mo**, !•»», Fr*H Hit JM. it, »M» HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1961 Mcmfitr: The A««0ti*t*4 Fr*n ft Aurflf tartan of Circulation* Av. N« f»M Clrc'l 1 mot. «nrfln« March It, l*«t — Mil PRICE 5c COPY lightning Kills Four Soldiers on Maneuvers FT. BENNING, Ga. f/\P) — Four young Army recruits undergoing basic training died violently as a bolt of lightning struck a tree and richocheicd into a group of soldiers n( a remote rifle range in (he sprawling Ft. Bcnning military reservation. Fifteen other soldiers were in- jinxd and taken to Martin Army JlPpilal Friday. The victims were identified lalo Friday night by the base PIO as: Mclvin C. White, Jr., in, of Macon, Ga.; James E. Whitakcr, 20. New Pallz, N.Y.: Billy G. Casebolt 17, of Ford's Branch, Ky., and Donald Dinardo, 18, of Pittsburgh, Pa. They were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. • None of the 15 soldiers admitted tdO.hc hospital is believed to be seriously injured, the PIO said. The group of about 20 soldiers was receiving instruction in rifle training when a sudden summer thunderstorm came up. The recruits suspended the training and were seeking shelter when the boll splintered the tree and richochetcd into their midst. Officers and noncommissioned ciders in the field immediately began to administer first aid and artificial respiration to the stricken men. A rescue squad dispatched by helicopter reached the scene approximately 15 minutes later. Helicopters flew the must seri- Advisers, JFK to Discuss Berlin Crisis By KARL BAUMAN Inquiring Reported Asks Citizens What They Think They Can Do for Our Country SUNNY, SANDY AND SONNY-AU the world's a grand sandbox, Paul Arms, 5, appears to be saying as he relaxes on the warm sands of P-Jifornia's Mojave desert. The best part of all this undulating, graceful, shifting stuff : that, for the momnnfc. Wail hi? This Turned Out to Be Cruel Joke SMACKOVEH, Ark. </\l'i — Someone played a cruel joke on cusly injured men to the hospital, j Mrs. Charles Vinson of Smack- and trucks at the scene trans- over yesterday. ported those who had been mere- l^dazcd by the bolt. Tapt. A. C. Mitchcl, 2nd Division information officer, said the men were awaiting their turn to fire on the Jacclin-Handrich rifle range, when the storm swept over the northeast sector of the post. Me said the men were ordered to put on their raincoats and told to break formation pnd take cover. •When they started to take cover, the lightning came very suddenly," Mitchell said. The recruits were members of the alh Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division. There have been several cases in recent years of lightning striking soldiers training at Ft. Bcn- ning which is just outside of Columbus in southwest Georgia. Eddie, Liz to Moscow Festival ncr Elixii die F ed Stiiies Festival. "• (AIM _ Actress •;• and husband Ed- represent the Unit- the Moscow Film JFK Advisers Are Again Pushed Aside A will spokesman said fly to Ihe Soviet I Walther Takes a Dim View LITTLE ROCK MI 1 )— Pulaski Hep. Glenn Walther today took a dim view of suggestions that part of the stale's revenue stabilization reserve fund be used for emergency construction, •'althcr said the fund—now $R.fi million — is needed to insure smooth operation of state agencies despite fluctuations in rcve-j j)ue from month to month. The treasurer dips into the reserve fund in those months when tax collections fall below the average monthly expenses of $0.1 million. The fund is set by law at one-twelfth the expected ajtfual revenue. "'alther said figures furnished him by the comptroller's office show the fund is tapped an average of eight times a year for amounts ranging from $386,000 to $2.0 million. Revenue collections vary from about $5.5 million in December to $14 million in May. Saline Rep. Virgil Fletcher is among those who have suggested use of the s^bilization fund. Mrs. Vinson answered a long distance telephone call and heard man's voice say, '"are you Nancy Cathey's mother'.'" Mrs. Vinson said she was nnd the voice said, "Your daughter'.? dead." Mrs. Vinson fainted. When she revived, the phone was dead. The call came at 5:15 p.m. Mrs. Vinson knew only lhi.it her daughter and her husband, Lynwood Calhey, were en route from Ellonwood, Kan., to their new home in West Bend, Wis., and she could think only that there had been a traffic accident. Through a harried night she tried to contact her daughter. Cathcys were traveling in a convoy with other employes of Ihe Williams Pressure Service, Inc., which was moving from Ellon- wood lo West Bend. Sheriff 0. E. Bishop, working through law officers in stales along the route, and the El Dorado Daily News, w a r k i n g along the roule, and the El Dorado Daily News, w o r k i n g through the Associated Press, tried to help. A company official finally located the convoy today in Dickey- villc, Wis. Mrs. Cathy called her mother at I!: 15 a.m. tu say she was not hurt. Officers had little hope of locating Ihe source of Ihe call, which may or may not have been long distance. . day. remaining there a few days. The couple was asked by the U.S. i Stale Department and the U.S. Information Agency to attend the festival, (he spokesman said. The festival began Thursday. WASHINGTON Friday they ; sion of capital Sun- ll'rom a (AP) — Omis- the .loinl Chiefs of Staff conference today on the No Comment About Accent Warns East Germans in Berlin By CARL HARTMAN BEUL1N (AP>—East Berlin's Communist government issued a warning today to the 50,000 East Berliners who work in West Berlin that they must obey Communist law. They also were told they have no right lo new housing in East Berlin. j kindreds of trains go back and forth every day on a dozen subway and elevated lines. Most ati- los are checked only briefly at the sector border, and pedestrians hardly at all. But lately there have been reports that the Communist authorities were planning action against the border crosscrs. The Communists want to (urn West Berlin into an isolated "free city." The West maintains that all Berlin is a single city under the rule of the United States, Soviet Union, France and Britain. Berlin and German problems raises anew the question of whether they are being pushed into second place as President Kennedy's military advisers. Kennedy nrrangeu to confer at jhis Cape Cod home with Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Slate Dean JUisk and Gen. Maxwell Taylor, recently named Kennedy's persona! military representative. •VJurmallyv : it. miglii He- expected thai the military chiefs, oral least Gen. Lyman L. Lcmnil/er, their chairman, would be included in sucli a high level conference. However, the While House! view was understood lo be thai this is just one of a scries of meetings on the Berlin crisis, that such meetings do not always include representatives of the ,)CS. Sources familial- with Lcmnit-i zer'.s thinking disputed a suggestion Ihal omission of UK; military chiefs or Lcmnil/er means they are. being brushed aside in favor of Taylor, an outspoken critic of the JCS system. These sources said the /'resident is aware of (he joint chiefs' views on possible military measures in Ihe Berlin situation. They noted that Lemnil/.er sal in on the recent National Security Council meeting at which possible steps for dealing will] (he renewed Soviet threat were discussed. I1YANNIS POUT, Mass. (API— President Kennedy began a second summer weekend today at his vacation home on Ihe shore of Nanliicket Sound with a discussion on Germany and Berlin with throe of his lop diplomatic and military advisers. Kennedy's clu'cf press spokesman said the meeting should not be considered "either a crisis or an emergency meeting." Rather, said Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary, it is one of a continuing series of meet ings on Germans' and Berlin. Secretary of Stale Deau Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert S. MeNainara, and Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, the President's military representative, will meet with Kennedy both ashore and-afloat. After conferring for about an iiour at Kennedys summer home, they were to board the cabin cruiser Marlin for lunch and further talks expected lo last until mid-aflcrnooit. Salinger said today's conference had no bearing on the reply of the Western Big Four powers lo Soviet Premier Khrushchev's I esl pronouncements on Berlin. The reply, Salinger noted, ;il- rcady has been drafted. It is being sent lo Paris for a final check- over by the North Atlantic Treaty Orgiini/aloin before being scut lo Mosow, probably Inle next week. Khrushchev has declared lie intends lo sign a peace treaty with Communist East Germany ill (he end of Ibis year. This is viewed by Ihe United States and its allies as a move to oust the Western powers from Berlin. The Western powers reportedly will reiterate their firm stand on their riglils to West Berlin, but at the same time leave the door open for further negotiations. Kennedy flew here Friday for the weekend on Capo Cud. Mrs. Kennedy and Ihe two Kennedy children, Caroline, ,'i, and .John .Jr., 7 months old, already were here. Kennedy expects to remain here until Monday morning, Mrs. Kennedy will accompany him back to the capital, but the children arc expected lo remain for most of the summer. By Mary Anitn Lnscter In .John F. Kennedy's Presidential liiiiuguralioii speech he snklj th;il an American should "ask| what yon can do for your country, lallilud< NOT what your country can do for you." What do you as an American eiti/en think is the principal thing we can do for our coiinlry? Your Inquiring Reporter asked this of several local citizens and here is what they said. Sgt. Claud Byril. administrative and supply lechnician for the local National Guard Unit: "Put our trust in the Lord. Protect and help our people at home before we protect and help .people abroad." Judge federal re-condition our country. Maintain states rights with a "let. alone" policy by the federal government. Mrs. William Kuuton, mother of. two: "Teach our children (ho meaning of our American heritage so thai we might, instill u greater pride and respect for our traditions." llervcy I loll, local businessman; "Be a faithful Christian." Mrs. E. L. Archer, mother and grandmother: "Live a better personal life. By precept and example we. can influence others hroughoul the world." Mrs. Eugene Jines, mother and teacher: "Have religious training :n the homo, lor that will not only iclp our country but will u^imal- ely work for world peace." Ernest Bode, former member :>f Ihe U.S. Navy and of the U.S. Marine Corps: "Back our Prcsi- len!. in his actions even if we do lot always agree with him, for .bill will make us stronger before the eyes of the world. Stand firm our relations with other lands as well as with each other. Last, but not least, follow the Golden Rule." High Altitude Balloon Fails Hofta Advises His Critics to Get Lost HOHB8. N.M. (AP*-A hii-li- ballon designed for I lie Defense Department's Project Banshee early today was cut free from its instrument package, shortly after being inflated. The MO-fool polyclhyelen balloon rose to abotil 11,000 fed before being deflated by ground radio control. It landed about 12 miles northwest of llobbs. Project spokesman said adverse surface winds were responsible for (lie balloon being cut loose. Project Banshee is designed to test extreme high-all it title blast Harry J, Lemley, retired effects. Under the program, Ihe judge: "Quit trying to halUmns would curry the inslru- nenl package and a 500-pound charge of standard chemical explosive aloft, for about 111 miles. The balloons are expected to drift, weslsvard from llobbs to While Sands Missile liange, where Ihu explosive will be detonated. By NORMAN A 5 socinte t | WALKER Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles Laughlon, getting ready to play the role of a Southern senator in the motion picture "Advise and &uiscnt," was an intent spectator in the Senate gallery Friday. He told a reporter that in addition to soaking up Senate atomos- pherc he came here looking for the kind of Southern accent he thought lie should use, and he said he had found it, too. But Laughton declined to say which senator has the accent he will imitate. Mrs.Coiemcm Dies at the Age of 78 Mrs. Bculah Colt-man, aged 71!, died yesterday in a local hospital. She was a longtime resident of Hope. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Clevengar of Foreman three sons, Charlie Colcman of Baltimore, Mil.; Warren of Ft. Smith and Albert of Chicago; a brother, Frank Newberry of Hope. Services will be held at ;j p.iru Sunday at Anderson Church al Spring Hill by Ihe licv. Mr. Livingston. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery. Fabian Wins a Court Suit Weather Experiment Station report for 24-hours ending al 7 a. m. Saturday, High 811. Low 71; Precipitation .27 of an inch; Total 1!)U1 precipitation through June 24.90 inches; during the same period a year ago. 22.2-1 inches. SANTA MONICA, Calif. <AP)— j Singer-actor Fabian, Ii5, has won Icourl approval of a seven-year I contract . will) 20lh Century-Fox that could bring him .<;ijU.OOO a movie. Under the agreement, improved Friday in Superior Court, Fabian will receive $41),001) for each of Iwo pictures to be filmed this year. His salary will increase annually to $150,000 il 20th exercises its options. Fabian's lull natnc is Fabian Today the Communist clly gov- ernmcnl of East Berlin announced some of its citi/.ens have been complaining about those who work in the West. The charge was that (hey have "let themselves be hired away by capitalist enterprises in West Berlin." This is the same thing the lied authorities said, as .supporting Communist enemies in West Germany. The statement recalled a law j retired that requires nil East Berliners lo tell the authorities where they work. Officials were instructed to |remind people who have violated lit. The reference may have been ilo some East Berliners who take jobs in West Berlin without registering, to avoid gelling pail of I their pay in Communist currency. I East Berliners who are assigned 'new apartments and then lake |jobs in West Berlin were singled onl for criticism. Some of them, the East Berlin city govern, mcnt said, "abused the generous housing policy of the German Democratic Hepublie" and been thrown out of their homes. Their attempts to get back in were being turned down, il added. Karl Maron. the East German interior minister, earlier had announced he would oust the U.S. radio station H1AS from Berlin C.C.Bryant Dies at 84, Bingen Native C. C. Bryant, in, died in a local nursing home Friday afternoon. A native of Bingen, he was a salesman, City Planning to Carry Out Welfare Rules Do you noli; a similar t vcin of I hough! in these statements? To these men and women as, indeed, lo most of us, the. words Home and Country have a deep significance. Only through human ef- forl.s can high .standards be maintained in cither place. U AW Wants to Create More Jobs By DWIGHT PITKIN DETROIT (API — The Uiiitei Auto Workers Union today presented General Motors Corp. an eight-point proposal lo create more jobs by reducing work lime. The union said it was open- minded on its shorter work week proposal and, in effect, told the company it could take its choice in the mullipoinl program. "We are prepared to explore any additional approaches that management may suggest," the union said. "We arc, however, determined to find an answer to the insecurity and unemployment which has victimized our members and their families." The union proposed: Reduclion of Ihe work week without loss in pay; reduction of the work day As Expected Hoffa Gets Everything By NORMAN WALKER -A loot insurance and;without loss in pay; reduction of newspaperman. For many years 1 (he work year without loss in pay, National Equity longer vacations; more paid holidays; whole few anil he represented Life of Little Hock in this area. He is survived by Mrs. Bryant, a son, Kelly Bryant, former slate printing clerk; a granddaughter, and two sisters, Mrs. Nannine Yager of San Antonio, Texas and industrial sabbaticals—a year off with p;iy every years; earlier retirement, a restriction of overtime. The union also submitted two other statements. One charged Mrs. Nellie llutchinson of pulpa, Okla. Services will be held af a p.m. Sunday at Oakn-cst Chapel. Burial it ' l;ilmed lhi ' 1 lhe «>"lnict will be in Ruse Hill Cemetery. c I ALC Likely to Plan Session Rex Easter in Columbia U. Forte. . i. LITTLE HOCK <AP'—Go\. Orval E. Faiibus said today lif probably would lease up to Ihe Legislative I'niiiu'il the planning of a ;i>ciiil legislative session. Although the session ha.-, been Hex Easter, son of Mrs. ,1. B. mentioned mainly as une to deal Easter of Hope, enrolled July IMvith emergency construction at for :i six weeks session in Colum-!slalc institutions, the announec- bi;i rniversiiy. New York City.! men! indicated that all ajjenries lie is ii .second year student ill covered in a now-voided omnibus the l : ol A Medical School. Lillle spending acl would he fdvcii ati- Kuek. iother opportunity tu ask for funds. Sal-j Ihal supervisory personnel were (violating the current contract by 1 '"-" production work. The other also was violated by'the company em- j ploying students in its training I program and using them to do work that should be done by t'AW members. Al Ford the union presented ' mended Liss as the candidate thai proposals lo put hourly workers ! would "give us. Ihe best chance on salaries, improve the supple-i to return to Ihe house of labor." menkd unemployment compcnsa- This relerreu lo the ouster of lion plan and improve separation Tne Teamslers Iron) Ih cAFL-CIO pay provisions of the contract, j ih,- C e years ago on corruption The proposals were Ihe same as ',ehurgcs. Iho,- MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) din of horns, bells and sirens day greeted the nomination James R. Hoffa for a new five- year term as prcsidu.nl of Hie Teamsters Union. John F. English, 72, veteran secretary-treasurer, touched off a 15-minule demonstration at Ihu Teamsters convention by nominal ing Hoffa as "the man with Ihe most guts in America." "Do you know of a soul in this country with more guts'.'" English asked. 'If you do, tell me, I'd like to know." Holla had surrendered the ro.s trum lo John P. O'Brien of Chicago, the union's first vice presi denl, when time came for nominations. But Huffa had lo lake il back temporarily lo get the 2,000 wildly cheering delegates in order. "Knock it off," Hoffa said, while gavcling delegates back lo their seals. A band launched into "When the Saints Go Marching In" as Jloffa's nomination theme song. English reminded the convention that Hoffa bad won Teamsters fat wage increases and other gains while fighting off a steady barrage of court charges and investigations during the past four years. The name ol Milton J. Liss, president of a 4,1100-meinl.icr Newark, .Y.J., local, was put in nomination by James Lukcns of Local OK, Cincinnati. Lukens rccom- NEWBURGH, N.Y. fAP> — The. city of Ncwhurgh, defying the state, (he. federal government and its own welfare commissoncr prepared today to go ahead will a new set of si rid welfare rule il says are needed to keep the city solvent. The. proposed new rules— widely hailed, and widely cundemnei across the nation— are lo go ink effect July 15. A court action by the state of New York against Hit ,'ity appeared likely in (he wake )f a stormy, hearing on (he legal ty of the rules in Albany Friday The commit I ci; Unit conduct c< .he .hearing recommended Ilia he Stale Welfare Board onloi ^esvburgh officials not to implc menl the l;i regulations. Nine of the city's officials re 'used lo testify at Ihe hearing con ducted by the Stale Social Wcl arc Board. The tenth, Wolf an Commissioner John J. O'Donnell lisagrced with the others and les ified hu could not legally cnforci 10 of the new rules. Newburgh officials mainlai the Hudson Valley city of 111, (10 — 5 per cent of whom are on I' lief— needs the rules to mainlai its fiscal balance. Critics call th plan illegal, inhumane and criminatory against Negroes, wh are predominant among the we fare cases. In his testimony to the board, O'Donnell said 10 of Ihe new rules violate stale or federal law. /le cited the city plan to deny aid to mothers of illegitimate children while on relief. Jle also agreed will) Ihe .slate that under federal rules able- bodied men receiving federal aid may not be required (o work on municipal projects, as the new rules provide. O'Donnell said he was considering resigning. When the board said il was limiting testimony to that directly connected with Ncwburgh's svel- fare rules, City Manager Joseph Mitchell and eight other city officials refused lo testify. Mitchell said after the hearing (he board "did not want to hear anything about Newburgh's social and economic programs." lie told reporters the city will go ahead with its program as planned. The Newburgh branch of til'.' National Association for the Advancement of Colored People !••sued ;i statement saying ' racial discrimination is the motiv.il inu factor behind the Nowburgh program." Newburgh officials nave dcnie J this throughout, saying Ihe prob REACH, Fin. (ATM- llnffa today advised his lost, lie said he's 'cm and they might, as MIAMI James Ii. critics lo hipped ell admit il. lloffii, .III, a one-lime Detroit arehoiisi' hand, was elected HTwIiolminuly Friday lo a scc- nd five-year term as president, f (he Teamslers, the nation's irgest labor union, over only to- en opposition. "Seriously." lloffii remarked tier, "I Ihink Bobby Kennedy. is brother Ihe President, (lie sectary of labor, and Ihe supposed 'nale select commit lee ought to eeogni/e now that Ihe, lime and fforl they've put in trying lo de- troy Ihe Teamsters have com- leli'ly failed. It was a waste,ot line." llofl'a referred, of course, lo 'rcsidcnl Kennedy, Ally. Gen. {(ibcrl F. Kennedy, Labor Soc- ctury Arthur J. Goldberg, and o Ihe Sennle investigating Com- nillee headed by Sen. John L. IcClellan, D-Ark. "From now on, I hey ought: lo cave us alone." Hoffa said. They ought to quit fooling iruiiuil and let us operate as a radi- union and as Americans." llol'l'a sitid I he charges and In- i-sligalions piled up against him mil the Teamsters during nearly 'our years have been no picnic, ml he. said he isn't nervous about hem continuing. IlolTii wiis asked about, his 4oals for the next live years as icad of Ihe 1.7 million Teamsters inion. lie said Ihal he wants lo iiiTcase (lie union's membership o at least 2 million and return n "the house of labor," meaning he AFL-CIO. The federalion cx- >elleil Ihe Teamsters for corruption several years ago. ., . Iloffa said thai, another aim is !o tninimiw strikes while reducing (he accepted retirement .age to M years after 20 years of work. The present Social Security ro ircmcnl age is fif>, but Hoffa 1ms negolialed a (iO-year retirement i 1 in most Teamslers contracts. The Teamsters convention adjourned Friday night after « flamboyant finale to (hu five-day session. The approximately 2,000 delegates engaged in a noisy and colorful election session whipped up by «'i ja/y. band and such s!o-< giins "Go, go with Tony Pro" and "Bola, bola for Frank Matula.' Anthony (Tony Pro) Proven- y.ano of Ilobokcn, N.J., and Franh. Malula, of Los Angeles, re-clecleu respectively as union vice president and Iruslcc, both have crini inn! records. lloffii, as evervono had prc dieted, was clccled in a landslide. His only opponent, Milton J. Liss, president, of Local '1711, Newark, N.J., withdrew halfway through ;i tedious roll call vole. Only 15 delegates voted for him. Five delegates abstained. Eventually, Holla's iT-clcclion was made unanimous. llofl'a cmurgcd from the. convention with possibly the broadest powers ever vested in a labor union leader and svilh the biggest salary, $75,000. <c given GM last week. i General Motors' negotiations [ opened first, a day ahead ol Ford jand Iwo days ahead of Chrysler 'last week and the union apparently is adhering to a similar timetable al each company. Thus GM has been gelling the proposals first. American Motors Corp. appeared ready today lo play an .agressivc role in contract nego- (ialiuiis in the auto industry. List, conceded in advance that he couldn't urn, bill insisted he was goiii;-; lo force a tedious I'oll- eall showdown, anyway. The Tejm.slcrs gave Iloffa greatly increased powers and fi- Jiancial resources. Liss declared thai if Iloffa uses these powers wisely, he'll be the ^rcatest president the Teamsters ever had. "but if he misuses them, hea\en help us." Untouchables Are Touched for $34.50 LITTLE HOCK (AP) — Ten' members of a Negro teen-age gang known as "The Untouchables" were fined $3-1.50, given (10-day suspended jail terms and put under $100 peace bonds in Municipal Court today. One of the 10, Robert Mum- phrcy, 10. was bound over to Cir ciiil Court on an assault with intent to kill charge in connection will) (he brutal beating of Jerry Walker, a Ui-ycar-old Negro, on, June 211. Mumphrcy testified today that be hit Walker with a thrown bottle. Fourteen members of the gang, including several who appeared city spends S'jno.OOO a year lor i b(l| " rt> lllt ' -> u(1 ™ locl «y. weru welfare—nearly $500.000 of whichi' )OUml (nul ' U) Circuit Court in comes from federal or stale aid February on robbery, rape, burglary and assiiuli charges in conned ion wiih ii series of crimes in southeast l.itlle Hock. is purely one ol taxes. Th Police Service Extraordinary i MISSOt'LA, .Mont. I.\P> - Po- jlice service was extraordinary for !a woman in distress ;it nighltimc. Mrs. Bob Miles of Missouki called the Police Department at 14 a.m. Friday. She told the de.-k officer she thought her ear was running and would a palrolman be sent lo turn Ihe engine off. A patrolman did. He also rang the doorbell and relumed me i woman her kevs. 7-8 Congressmen ore men who try to figure out how to get money from taxpoyers without nising voters*

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